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"Maestro's Men-U"

I stand firm in my believe that, in our current level of cultural response, a relevant theme given to a concert program has a positive influence in attracting audiences.  Most of the bands, orchestras and vocal ensembles in the Space Coast have come up with some truly meaningful themes.  On the other hand, there is occasionally one that is clever and attractive, but does fit the situation.  The wisdom that has come to me with age says to let the power of opinion rest with those who wish to speak it.  My fun comes in simply raising the issue, so here goes.

and firm in my belief that, in our current level of cultural response, a relevant theme given to a concert program has a positive influence in attracting audiences.  Most of the bands, orchestras and vocal ensembles in the Space Coast have come up with some truly meaningful themes. On the other hand, there is occasionally one that is clever and attractive, but does fit the situation.  The wisdom that has come to me with age says to let the power of opinion rest with those who wish to speak it.  My fun comes in simply raising the issue, so here goes.

The Melbourne Community Orchestra, an affiliate of the Space Coast Pops which was formerly the Florida Space Coast Philharmonic, is presenting the first of its two summer specials of what has become a tradition referred to as its "Picnic Pops" concerts.  This format provides time and facilities for singles, couples and especially families with children to pack at home, or purchase, a picnic dinner (without alcoholic beverages), take it to the Melbourne Auditorium anytime from 5:30 on and enjoy a insect-,rain-,heat-and smoke-free atmosphere while listening to the concert which begins at 6:30 p.m.

The concert wears the theme of Maestro's Men-u for a Pop's Picnic which serves the dual purpose of paying homage to the men of the orchestra as well as indicating there are several selections on the program much like the selections on a menu.  I should mention that the March concert paid tribute to the ladies in its theme and emcee announcing.

The menu (excuse me-program) for the concert which will be performed on Wednesday and Thursday, June 6th and 7th at 6:30 p.m. includes a true variety from soup to nuts.  Mozart's Impressario Overture gives Maestro Witold Dobrzynski a chance to put the orchestra to a test of its ability.  Handel's Water Music feature's the French Horns in one of its movements while all sections respond to Holst's syncopation in Jupiter - Bringer of Jollity,from The Planets.  Add a Gershwin number, two by Leroy Anderson, a medley from The King and I and a Beach Boys Medley and all tastes will be satisfied.   Space Coast Press Release  5/31/01 ~  Robert Bauer

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Also Sprach Zarathrustra .......... Richard Strauss

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The Star-Spangled Banner .... Smith/ Helfurth

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The Impressario Overture ....   W. A. Mozart

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Suite from The Water Music ....   G. F. Handel

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 Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity, from The Planets .....   Gustav Holst

INTERMISSION

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The Man I Love  .............   George Gershwin

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Selections from The King and I ... Rodgers and Hammerstein
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Getting to Know You

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Hello Young Lovers

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Prince and Princess Procession

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Kiss In the Shadows

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I Had a Love

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Shall We Dance

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Forgotten Dreams ...........    Leroy Anderson

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Summer Skies  ...............     Leroy Anderson

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Beach Boys Medley ..........    Brian Wilson
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Good Vibrations

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I Get Around 

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Little Duce Coupe

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California Girls

Announcer:  Mark Pence

Sound System:  Alex Jevitt

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